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26 Jun

Eyefly launches EyeGive partnering with Brien Holden Vision Institute Say Eye campaign

Eyefly, the online fashion eyewear retailer for men and women, announces today its launch of a social responsibility effort by pledging to donate one frame for every frame they sell to the Brien Holden Vision Institute Say Eye campaign. With an initial donation of 15,000 optical frames, Eyefly is lending its support, while serving to promote advocacy and education for the development of eye care worldwide. Read more →

28 May

New Global Action Plan a milestone for international eye health

A visionary new Global Action Plan adopted at the World Health Assembly in Geneva last week is good news for people living with avoidable blindness and vision loss around the world. Read more →

15 May

Peak body welcomes $39 million to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia and the Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of $39 million in today’s budget to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia and the Pacific. Read more →

15 May

Peak body welcomes $16.5m budget boost to tackle trachoma but more needs to be done to close the gap in vision

Peak eye health organisation Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of $16.5 million in today’s budget to tackle the blinding eye infection trachoma in Indigenous communities. But more needs to be done to close the gap in vision. Read more →

02 May

New report proof investing in vision is a smart use of Australian aid

Peak body calls on government not to be short-sighted when it comes to reducing poverty in our region. A new PricewaterhouseCoopers report launched today showing the economic benefits of eliminating avoidable blindness in developing countries is proof that investing in sight is a smart use of Australia’s foreign aid budget. Read more →

29 Mar

Sector takes next step in tackling avoidable blindness and reducing the impact of vision loss in Australia

Vision 2020 Australia and the Department of Health and Ageing has taken a significant step in bringing together the eye health and vision care sector to inform the development of a new National Framework Implementation Plan. Read more →

25 Mar

Vision 2020 Australia breakfast goes global at Parliament House

Global eye health was the flavour of the day at the Parliamentary Friends Group breakfast event at Parliament House in Canberra last week.   Read more →

29 Jan

United blindness sector eyeballs parliamentarians on NDIS

Vision 2020 Australia and member organisations have come together to provide a united voice to ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fair, equitable and meets the needs of people who are blind or who have functional vision loss. Read more →

29 Nov

Cigarette packaging and warnings a visionary move towards eliminating the impact of smoking on eyes

CEO of Australia’s eye health and vision care peak body is hailing Saturday’s landmark roll out of plain packaging tobacco products as a crucial step in saving the sight of millions of Australians at risk of eye disease caused by smoking. Read more →

13 Nov

Waistline worry for eye health on World Diabetes Day

On the eve of World Diabetes Day (14 November) the national peak body for eye health and vision care is warning Australia’s diabetes epidemic will mean worrying results for eye health. Read more →

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